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March 17, 2015 Updates

The head coaching job has opened at Magic interim coach James Borrego’s alma mater, the University of San Diego. The Toreros (15-16) fired Bill Grier on Monday after eight seasons. Borrego, 37, played forward for three seasons at San Diego and then served as a graduate assistant coach. The Magic will begin a coaching search after the season and the odds of Borrego being retained are long. They are 6-10 under Borrego, who took over for the fired Jacque Vaughn in early February. Orlando Sentinel

March 12, 2015 Updates

The Orlando Magic are inducting Shaquille O'Neal into the team's Hall of Fame. The Magic announced O'Neal's addition Thursday. He will be honored on March 27 when the Magic host the Detroit Pistons. The perennial All-Star and No. 1 overall draft pick in 1992 becomes the third inductee into the Magic Hall. O'Neal joins Magic co-founder Pat Williams and the Magic's first-ever draft pick Nick Anderson, who made up the inaugural class in 2014. NBA.com

The Orlando Magic will induct perennial NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal into its Hall of Fame March 27, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in Amway Center, near the Nutrilite Magic Fan Experience. O’Neal becomes the third inductee into the Magic Hall of Fame. In addition to the induction ceremony, O’Neal will be honored that night during the Magic’s matchup vs. Detroit. Tickets to the game are available through www.orlandomagic.com or by calling 1-800-4-NBATIX. NBA.com

“The Orlando Magic are honored to recognize those who have made significant contributions to our history,” said Magic CEO Alex Martins. “Shaq made a tremendous impact on our franchise during his time with us and we are thrilled to recognize him as our third inductee into the Magic Hall of Fame. He carries on a great legacy of those who made the greatest contribution to the rich history of the Orlando Magic.” The Magic unveiled its inaugural Hall of Fame class on April 9, 2014 naming the first two inductees, Magic co-founder and Senior Vice President Pat Williams and the team’s first-ever draft pick and current Community Ambassador Nick Anderson. NBA.com

March 11, 2015 Updates
March 9, 2015 Updates

In Indiana for the Magic’s game against the Pacers on Tuesday, Oladipo took the first step in delivering on his promise by donating $15,000 to the IU Cancer Center on Monday. Oladipo is hopeful that all of his donations will allow him to make a difference in the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of people who have received cancer diagnosis. NBA.com

While there was plenty of blame to go around, the bottom line is that when the relationship breaks, things go into the crapper at warp speed and there is little chance of fixing it. For the Nuggets, it seems likely that major changes will result from this. Good chemistry is almost impossible to pull from a bad situation like this one. A new coach will naturally want to remake the roster, so look for the Nuggets to be bad for a while. It’s a shame for a team that was so close to getting over the hump. The team didn’t contend again in LA until they reworked the roster after getting Shaq and Kobe. In Orlando, the Magic weren’t good again until they gutted the roster and built around Dwight Howard. SheridanHoops

The Magic tried to trade for Quincy Acy at the deadline and the Knicks wouldn’t take back any salary to make a deal happen. As for Faried. I wouldn’t touch that contract yet. There are a lot of things that Faried does that I like, but there are as many as I don’t. I wouldn’t tie that much cap space up in Faried in Orlando, he’s very unpredictable and hard to coach. Basketball Insiders

March 6, 2015 Updates

Brian Shaw played in Orlando and now he relishes the chance to return as the Magic's head coach. A person close to Shaw told the Orlando Sentinel that the former Magic guard would "absolutely" be “very interested" if or when the job opens. Orlando Sentinel

March 5, 2015 Updates
March 4, 2015 Updates

Steve Kyler: Borrego said the addition of Igor Kokoskov has been really helpful, as he's brought a blank-slate mentality to the process. Borrego said Kokoskov is seeing the team really for the first time and thats been helpful in crafting the process, in all phases of the game. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

Sarver also said Frye didn't give the Suns an opportunity to match Orlando's four-year contract offer. "To be honest with you, we didn't really even have a chance," Sarver told the radio station. "He had mentioned he was interested in coming back, and then when he was talking to Orlando, he just called and said, 'Hey, you've got three minutes to match this offer.' "And we just let him go. To be honest with you, Channing was a good piece of what we did, but I think we're better off now without him because it allows these younger guys to play." Orlando Sentinel

Frye took exception to Sarver's comment that the Suns didn't have a chance to match the Magic's offer. "I think we have to take what that front office says with a grain of salt," Frye told reporters on Tuesday. "I think right now they need to focus on their own team. I think we had many negotiations between [us and] the Suns." Orlando Sentinel

"Overall, I love the city," Frye said. "I love this opportunity to play with these guys. After the [coaching] change, I think it's really for me, in my personal opinion, been a breath of fresh air with J.B. I'm not saying that it wasn't awesome before. But I'm just saying the way his philosophy is a little different, it's a little bit more my style. "For me, I've just tried to do the best I can every day, and it's been a learning process. I kind of know I'm not the fan favorite right now. But I think that, for me, I'm just trying to do everything I can to help the team both on and off the court and help us get wins." Orlando Sentinel

March 3, 2015 Updates

Suns players have said they've missed Frye. Last week, Suns owner Robert Sarver told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that the Suns might not be better off in the short term without Frye. But Sarver added the Suns might be better off in the long term because Frye's absence has allowed younger players to play. Sarver also said Frye didn't give the Suns an opportunity to match Orlando's four-year contract offer. "To be honest with you, we didn't really even have a chance," Sarver told the radio station. "He had mentioned he was interested in coming back, and then when he was talking to Orlando, he just called and said, 'Hey, you've got three minutes to match this offer.' And we just let him go. To be honest with you, Channing was a good piece of what we did, but I think we're better off now without him because it allows these younger guys to play." Orlando Sentinel

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